Daniel M. Soref Innovation Hub – Milwaukee Jewish Day School


Milwaukee Jewish Day School


Milwaukee, Wisconsin


2,200 SF



Conceived and brought to fruition in only six months, the Daniel M. Soref Innovation Hub at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School was completed in June of 2016. Positioned as a new amalgam of art, craft, and technology, the Innovation Hub encompasses approximately 2,200 square feet. Former individual and drab classrooms were converted into adjacent Engineering and Ideation Rooms intended to foster a sense of community, as the social component was critical to the new learning approach. Each wall features functional material: grid-wall storage, tackable/acoustical fabric panels, or writable surfaces. To accompany all the ideas generated in the Engineering and Ideation Rooms, the MakerSpace is a more traditional workshop with drills, saws, routers, and hand tools that support physical production. Materials and supplies are scaffolded so everything is visible and available to students.


  • ASID Design Excellence Award – Silver, 2016